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March 26, 2009


1.  Comment: Jailed Without Justice
2.  Focus: Today Is Deadline For Comparing E-2 and EB-5
3.  Articles:
    (a) Consular Practice: A Comprehensive View by Liam Schwartz,
    et al.
    (b) Perspective: The Markets Easy Touch by Joseph S. Fulda
    for the Foundation For Economic Education
    (c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy by Greg Siskind
4.  News:
    (a) USCIS Releases AILA Meeting QA
    (b) EOIR Issues OCAHO Fact Sheet
5.  Classifieds:
    (a) Help Wanted: Immigration Attorneys
    (b) Case Management Technology
    (c) Credential Evaluation
6.  Headlines:
    (a) State School Board Bars Frederick Illegal Immigration
    (b) Mexicans Praise US Border Security Measures
    (c) Cardinal Calls For End To Immigration Raids
    (d) Pros, Cons Of Immigration Enforcement Heard At Forum
7.  ComingsNGoings:
    (a) Immigration Book
8.  Letters From:
    (a) Ben Lowe, Esq.
    (b) Margaret Makar, Esq.


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Jailed Without Justice

The San Francisco Chronicle
reports that Amnesty International published a report called
"Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the USA" which
raises concerns over due process and conditions of detention.
"More than 400,000 people a year are detained by immigration
officials in the United States - including undocumented
immigrants, legal immigrants who run afoul of the law and asylum
seekers who come fleeing persecution - but according to a report
released today by Amnesty International, conditions are often
deplorable and detainees are routinely denied due process. It's
the second major human rights report in a week to indict the
nation's immigration detention system."

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Today Is Deadline For Comparing E-2 and EB-5 Investments

Today is the the deadline for the Thursday, March 26th phone
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the curriculum is as follows:

++ Amount of Investment
++ Type of Investment
++ Employment Creation
++ Source of Funds
++ Risk
++ Involvement of the Investor
++ Timing

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(a) Consular Practice: A Comprehensive View

Liam Schwartz, et al. share the citations for a recently
concluded seminar.

(b) Perspective: The Markets Easy Touch

Joseph S. Fulda for the Foundation For Economic Education writes
"America's infatuation with the idea that we can somehow reform
government with the stroke of a pen ignores the role of
incentives and disincentives in shaping behavior."

(c) Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

Greg Siskind writes "Senator Mel Martinez of Florida, one of the
very small group of pro-immigration Republicans, is pressing the
White House to get them moving on immigration reform."

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4.  NEWS

(a) USCIS Releases AILA Meeting QA

USCIS released questions and answers from USCIS's meeting with
AILA on March 19, 2009.

(b) EOIR Issues OCAHO Fact Sheet

Executive Office for Immigration Review published a fact sheet on
the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer
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related to employer sanctions and document fraud.

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6.  Headlines

(a) State School Board Bars Frederick Illegal Immigration Checks

Frederick County public school students cannot be forced to
disclose their citizenship status to county officials, the
Maryland State Board of Education ruled Tuesday.

(b) Mexicans Praise US Border Security Measures

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's announcement
Tuesday that nearly 500 agents and support personnel will be sent
to the U.S.-Mexico border would once have drawn criticism in

(c) Cardinal Calls For End To Immigration Raids

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on
Saturday called on the White House to end immigration raids that
split up families.

(d) Pros, Cons Of Immigration Enforcement Heard At Forum

Feelings were mixed when about 30 people turned out in
Lawrenceville Tuesday night to talk about Gwinnett County's
implementation of a federal program aimed at illegal immigrants.

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7.  ComingsNGoings

Readers can share professional announcements (up to 100-words at
no charge), email: mailto:editor@ilw.com. To announce your event,
see here http://www.ilw.com/corporate/media_sponsor.shtm

(a) Immigration Book
New World Women Workbook including Letters of Mexican village
women to loved ones in the United States by Artesanas Campesinas,
135 pp., Softcover, $9.77,

Readers can share comments, email: mailto:editor@ilw.com  (up to
300-words). Past correspondence is available in our archives

(a) Dear Editor:
Regarding the letter of Cornelius D. Scully (03/24/09 ID):
Actually, I worked for the real Dick Scully in the visa office of
old. Before e-mail and cheap international telephone calling
arrived, there were a whole set of different visa brevity codes
for use in cables -- greek letters for communications between
posts (Visas Alpha was a request for any information another post
had about an applicant, and the reply was usually Visas Delta, no
derogatory information at post); animals for communications to
the Department (Visas Bear was originally an advisory opinion
request for a Soviet official); numbers for communications from
the Department (e.g., Visas Ninety-two, which authorized refugee
processing for the dependents of an alien who had been granted
asylum).  It was actually all an effort to save money in telegram
billing by consolidating words.  Similarly, you will still hear
old conoffs (Consular officers) like me talk about Amcits
(American citizens), Codels (Congressional delegations), and
ALDACs (cables sent to all diplomatic And consular posts). At my
last firm there were times that none of the other attorneys
understood me at all. None of these were ever derogatory or
complimentary -- they are just jargon adopted when every word
cost money.
Ben Lowe, Esq.

(b) Dear Editor:
Since you feature in ID immigrants of the week:  There is a
newspaper article "We Are All Immigrant" from the March 1 Denver
Post regarding a Colorado man who records and airs on radio the
stories of immigrants in an effort to rectify the negativity too
often associated with the word "immigrant".  I found it very
interesting what one determined citizen can do to improve the
public impression.
Margaret Makar, Esq.
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